Artym goes ‘A La Carte’

On Saturday July 16 the Artym Gallery ‘A La Carte’ series returns to Eagle Ranch restaurant with guest artist Alex Fong.

One of the many works featured at Artym Gallery's 'A La Carte' series.

One of the many works featured at Artym Gallery's 'A La Carte' series.

On Saturday July 16 the Artym Gallery ‘A La Carte’ series returns to Eagle Ranch restaurant with guest artist Alex Fong.

This, the third ‘A La Carte’ event, enables people to watch this talented artist compose one of his vibrant paintings while they enjoy the exquisite dining experience of Eagle Ranch.

Fong, who is well known for his whimsical watercolours, will also be introducing his newest series of works inspired by a trip to one of B.C.’s Gulf Islands.

“These quiet landscapes are challenging for me to compose as photography is not permitted on this island” says Fong.

In addition, Alex will have many of his wonderful, whimsical, watercolours available. These paintings capture the joy of life and the viewer is immediately able to ascertain Fong’s love of great company, great wine, and great food.

One of the evening’s highlight involves group participation. Alex will come prepared with a sketch on a primed canvas. He engages and encourages each person to paint a section.  In past years, people were initially reluctant to pick up a paint brush. But as the evening unfolded inhibitions lessened, and creativity flowed. By the end of the night an original painting is complete! Last year, the original painting from the first ‘A La Carte’ event was auctioned off and the funds were presented to the Invermere Companion Animal Network, a non-for-profit animal shelter based here in Invermere.

You can be part of this event by contacting Eagle Ranch’s dining reservations at 250-342-6560 or 877-777-3887. Each guest will have the flexibility of ordering from either the Saliken fine dining menu or Trader’s Lounge menu.  To guarantee a spot and avoid disappointment, call Eagle Ranch ASAP as this event has sold out on previous occasions.

Fong’s paintings will be available for viewing and purchase at Eagle Ranch on the evening of July 16, and online at www.artymgallery.com. Alex Fong will also be at The Artym Gallery on July 17.

Suzanne Artym

Submitted

 

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